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Whitepaper #026 submitted to the Planetary Science and Astrobiology Decadal Survey 2023-2032. Topics: life and prebiotic organics; other science themes: Sociobiology of Early Life
Farming microbes select vital tradeoffs favoring economics-reliant ultrasociality, a superior collective state derived from multilevel sociogenetic effects. This public-goods interpretation yields better insights into sociobiological transitions on Earth and model habitable worlds, including consumer drivers of life histories and biospheres.